United Heritage Center at Dell Diamond
Afternoon Session: 2:00- 4:00 pm
Agenda: Map Gallery, Agency Presentations, Main Presentations by ESRI San Antonio and National Weather Service New Braunfels (More Information to Follow)
The Williamson County GIS Council (WCGISC) will be hosting an afternoon GIS Day celebration at the United Heritage Center at the Dell Diamond on Wednesday November 17th. Our afternoon session will be open to the public and run from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for the public, students, and working professionals, to learn more about how GIS is integrated into and impacts our lives daily.
This open session with also allow you to network with Williamson County GIS professionals.
We encourage you to stop by and learn more about GIS, GPS and related technologies by talking to local GIS professionals.
Click here to view Williamson County GIS Council GIS Day 2013 Online Map Gallery
The Agenda for the Afternoon Session:
Map Gallery - Open from 2:00- 5:00pm
- Map posters that depict how agencies within Williamson County use GIS in their day to day operations
- Agency representatives will be on hand to discuss their work.
Agency Presentations - 2:00 - 3:00pm
"Online Mapping at the Utility", City of Georgetown
Demonstration of how the City of Georgetown utilizes ArcGIS.com online maps internally and in the field.
"GIS & Public Health", Williamson County and Cities Health District
How public health data can be geographically represented to track changes, target populations, and promote health.
"Location, Location, Location", Williamson Central Appraisal District
A brief look into how the Williamson Central Appraisal District is utilizing GIS to not only locate property, but also discover and analyze land characteristics that may affect property value.
"9-1-1 Addressing: Know Where You Are" Williamson County Addressing
The role of Williamson County 9-1-1 Addressing in helping you determine where you are.
"Williamson County Trails Master Plan", Baker-Aicklen & Associates, INC.
How Baker-Aicklen & Associates used GIS within Williamson County for trail research, the development of key priority trail segments connecting current trail networks and assisted in public policy decision making.
"The world under your feet. Using GIS to develop and manage underground utility networks.", City of Cedar Park.
Cities have the responsibility of maintaining the utility systems that keep people safe and healthy. This presentation is a look at how Cedar Park is using GIS to keep the water flowing to...and from, your house.
Main Presentations - 3:00 - 4:00pm
"How we use GIS in our National Weather Service Operations", Paul Yura, Warning
Coordination Meteorologist, with the National Weather Service out of New Braunfels
Over the past several years, GIS data has become more widely used within our National Weather Serivce operations. GIS can be used in simple tasks like finding storm damage reports, as well as using GIS to analyze radar data and sending possible tornado paths to city and county officials
"The New faces of GIS", Karen Lizcano with ESRI San Antonio
With the advent of webgis, the people using and leveraging geospatial data is quickly changing and expanding. There is a vast array of organizations leveraging GIS in different aspects of their business model. During this session, we will look at the many different ways GIS has assisted in decision making around the world.
Why Should I Participate
- Great opportunity to learn about how local government uses GIS technology
- Access to GIS/GPS professionals to discuss the technology and projects
- Great Networking opportunities with local GIS professionals
- Opportunities for one on one hands on demonstrations
- Explore good career opportunities in a growing field